22 Oct In mermory of Albertina Sisulu

Albertina Nontsikelelo Sisulu was a political activist and nurse and one of the most important leaders of anti-Apartheid resistance in South Africa. She acted on her ideal of human rights throughout her life, assisted by her late husband and fellow activist, Walter Sisulu. She attended the first conference of the ANC Youth League where she was the only women present. In 1948 she joined the ANC Women’s League and in the 1950s she began to assume a leadership role – both in the ANC and in the Federation of South African Women (FEDSAW). She was one of the organizers of the historic anti-pass Women’s March in 1956 and opposed inferior `Bantu’ education. Her home in Orlando West in Soweto was used as a classroom for alternative education until a law was passed against it.
To help us unpack the discussion for the day, we are joined by:
• Stella Ndabeni Abrahams Deputy Minister Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services
• Elinor Sisulu Author of Albertina Sisulu and Executive Director at phuku.co.za
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